Friday, February 8, 2019

happy Everything

Hello my friends and Happy Friday!

Today I have a card to share that uses the 'paper piecing'
technique and it just happens to be the theme over on

I love the look of a card with paper piecing, but I just don't think to do it
and that's probably because I've been using more dies vs stamps 
in the past year or so.  Well today I'm breaking that habit and I had fun doing it!

For my focus, I've used a very old (circa 2004) wooden block stamp
from Impression Obsession called 'Dogwood 3'.  Now bear with me, I know
dogwood blossoms are not variegated in color but we're being a
little 'artsy' here today!  LOL  I had a long, narrow scrap of designer paper
in my scrap box and I liked the spring colors so that's where it began.

I like how the dogwood flowers have a LARGE pattern and a designer
paper which I thought coordinated nicely with my flowers is
of a smaller print.  I think that really makes my dogwood flowers
pop even more ... what do you think?

Before gluing down my dogwood petals, I colored the
branches/leaves using my Spectrum Noir DG3 alcohol marker.
My sentiment die is from Penny Black 'You Are Awesome' (#51-333).

After matting my focus image, the white corners
'bothered' me so I did a little faux stitching with a fine tip black marker.
Hey, what can I say?  I can be weird that way!  LOL

Challenges to share in:
Crafting with Friends Challenge #79 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #157 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge #334 - Anything Goes

I hope you liked today's share and I hope you
will create something today that you haven't thought about
doing in a long, long time ... like I did!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend ahead!
As always ...


  1. What beautiful paper piece flowers! Such a gorgeous card!

  2. Amazing dogwoods and great design! The dp background s just perfect to compliment the flowers!

  3. I love this! Paper piecing is a favorite technique of mine. Great job, as always, Darlene!

  4. So beautiful and who cares what colour a dogwood flower is. The paper you chose is perfect and the flowers pop and go with your background PP. Love it.

  5. So gorgeous are the flowers the way you paper pieced them. This is so beautiful!

  6. This is just beautiful. Those flowers are amazing, I love the fussy cutting. This one is a keeper, I'm pinning!!!

  7. Oh, my word, Darlene, this is absolutely gorgeous! Prettiest Dogwood flowers I've seen in ages! I love the artsy look so these blooms are A-ok with me. Pretty amazing! Wow!

  8. stunning love love love, and also love to paper pierce....well done sis.xx

  9. Beautiful card. I love the paper pieced flowers. Thanks for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond challenge. Happy crafting! Catherine x DT

  10. Whoa! This is just so fantastic. It turned out grand and I am so glad that you tried something different with the flowers. Drop-dead gorgeous!

  11. Oh I would say you picked a very gorgeous paper for your flowers, love the colors and how they blend and they look great with the background paper. Neat idea to color in the leaves, LOVE it!! Like the little extra you gave to the corners with your pen work!

  12. Oh my - you have me searching through my papers to find something to do this - so gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  13. Wow, this is stunning!! Those flowers are GORGEOUS!! Kind of fun to get those stamps out isn't it??

  14. I love, love, love your card. Have never seen paper piecing look so elegant and textured. Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede Challenge this week. DT Kathy []


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